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ISSN: 2161-0525

Journal of Environmental & Analytical Toxicology

  • Research Article   
  • J Environ Anal Toxicol 2017, Vol 7(3): 453
  • DOI: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000453

Evaluation of the Levels of Some Heavy Metal Contents of Street Dust in Some Parts of Yola Metropolis, Adamawa State, Nigeria

Philip M1*, Louis H2*, Magu TO2, Fidelis TT, Maitera ON1* and Opara I1
1Department of Chemistry, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, PMB 2076 Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria
2Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Calabar, PMB 115 Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria
*Corresponding Author (s) : Philip M, Department of Chemistry, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, PMB 2076 Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria, Tel: +23490287690043, Email: [email protected]
Louis H, Department of Pure and Applied Chemistry, University of Calabar, PMB 115 Calabar, Cross River State, Nigeria, Tel: +2348077829220, Email: [email protected]
Maitera ON, Department of Chemistry, Modibbo Adama University of Technology, PMB 2076 Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria, Tel: +2348027885324, Email: [email protected]

Received Date: Mar 20, 2017 / Accepted Date: Mar 25, 2017 / Published Date: Apr 06, 2017

Abstract

Automobile emission and anthropogenic activities has been found to constitute a major sources of air pollution. This work investigated the level of some heavy metals (Pb, Cd, Fe and Zn) in street dust of Bachure, Chemistry Department, Jaga-Jaga Market, Vonuklang and Shinko, Adamawa state, Nigeria. The results showed that the highest and lowest metal concentrations were found in the heavy traffic sites, anthropogenic activities and control sites respectively. The concentration of Pb was observed to increase from 1.24 μg/m3 in Bachure to 2.89 μg/m3 in Shinko. Cd was also observed to increase from 0.016 μg/m3 in Bachure to 0.066 μg/m3. Fe was observed to be between 18.60 in Bachure to as high as 34.80 μg/m3 in Shinko, while Zn was observed to be between 2.4 in Bachure to as high as 5.4 μg/m3 in Shinko. The concentration of all the heavy metals were observed to be higher than the permissible health limit for urban areas recommended by environmental protection agency (EPA).

Keywords: Heavy metal; Dust particle; Anthropogenic

Citation: Philip M, Louis H, Magu TO, Fidelis TT, Maitera ON, et al. (2017) Evaluation of the Levels of Some Heavy Metal Contents of Street Dust in Some Parts of Yola Metropolis, Adamawa State, Nigeria. J Environ Anal Toxicol 7: 453. Doi: 10.4172/2161-0525.1000453

Copyright: © 2017 Philip M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.

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